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Contracting Overseas

Top tips for a limited company contractor trying to mitigate PE risk when working abroad.

Learning the lingo might actually be the biggest challenge facing a Brit-Spaniard looking to change work, and change countries.

Weigh up, check and count your particulars to ascertain if you’re a UK tax resident contractor.

An expert on overseas contracting disappoints an IR35-fatigued contractor with a three-fold plan to leave the UK behind.

Refresher for UK nationals who want to work in warmer climes, with or without a contract offer.

How to go about working in Britain as a contractor if you’re a citizen of the EU or beyond.

Two different types of worker must both take a similarly measured approach for the same reason: HMRC.

Despite the Golden Visa being cancelled, six routes for professional stints in Portugal remain open.

Tax, compliance, and ‘efficiency’ recommendations for when your customer is in the UK but you aren’t.

Few and far between are your options for working abroad, although Cyprus looks more of a go-to than Spain and the Netherlands.

Contractors will be among those interested in when living and working in 27 member states becomes an entitlement.

Definitions, criteria, contractor eligibility. Government has a fair few blanks to fill in on the HPV.

Spring’s GBM visa already looks like a boon for secondees and suppliers, bar any devil in the detail.

Thanks to six letters, EU passport-holders’ prospects are unmatched, but there is one overlooked way for Brits to work across The Channel.

What Britons and EU brolly users need to know to get on-payroll in Europe’s largest economy.

No one-size-fits-all brolly solution means an ‘international umbrella’ for Spain, or elsewhere, won’t cover you.

Barring a last-minute miracle, the conditions for PSC contractors to work overseas look choppy.

Both agencies and contractors eyeing opportunities abroad need to look before they leap.

Tax-free earnings and opulence? They don’t call Dubai the City of Gold for nothing.

The Boris-Brussels contract could go one of two ways. Neither look great for EU gigs from Friday.

A look at one of the EU contracting hotspots Brits are sure to miss their easy access to.

Nairobi could make quite the home from home for contractors with corporate and IT backgrounds.

Not the obvious choice, but why rule out a stint in Africa’s oil-rich, fastest-growing economy?

Overseas but in Europe specifically, the blurb of the bottom-feeders can be much more alluring.

Quirky and unconventional, the home of Nokia won’t take kindly to complacency.

The Oslo-centred country is likely to be just the ticket for many a UK contractor right now.

The ins and outs of HMRC’s document when departing the UK for a big contract abroad.

Europe’s 8th smallest nation punches well above its weight, making it a big contender for contractors.

Quirks to make you smirk: where in the world is an eccentric host of contractors.

To avoid delay, permits for Britons with Swiss contracts should be sorted before March.

Whether you can work abroad via your PSC is a bit of a traffic light. But in 12 countries, you can push the button with confidence.

Buenos Aires or Bern? There’s a lot of different colour for contractors to fly into this year.

Hate chewing gum but happy to swallow high costs? Then Lion City may be your perfect den.

Working in the world’s most lucrative destination for UK contractors -- an overview.

Fertile but murky. Treading carefully is a pre-requisite of Bucharest-based contracts.

High taxes and low economic growth? Both can be offset by ‘la dolce vita.’

Check-in to the Czech Republic, if you like low tax rates with a high standard of living.

There's lots of compelling new reasons to contract in Europe’s oldest nation state.

Its terrain and taxes are flat, but Poland has raised itself above almost all other EU nations.

The lowdown on a nation whose capital’s quality of life is the highest in the world.

How to tame the world’s new ‘tiger’ economy, plus eight reasons why you should.

PSCs aren’t an option, but North America’s giant does offer the choice of 10 provinces.

Overcome big barriers the Chinese put up, to be blessed with many potential benefits.

Low taxation and high standard of living make HK more than merely exotic.

How to contract in Europe's largest nation, plus your take-home pay; estimated.

Your four-way pass to freelancing across the channel (expires 2019).

The top five hotspots luring more UK contractors to their shores.

Changes afoot for Klienten und Werber, although it's 'business as usual' for contractors.

Where in the world is warming up for contractors wanting a break from the norm.

Pre-flight probes to make if you’ll use your PSC, a brolly or your agent’s brolly.

Fourth in a CUK download series of 2-minute guides, for contractors by experts.

Great transport links & plentiful contract work currently make the land of opportunity a popular choice for IT contractors. This article covers visas, tax allowances and deductions.

What you can expect to pay for accommodation and the transport links in Australia's cities.

Blessed with an abundant natural resource, Brazil has become the most powerful country in South America in economic terms and thus is leading the other countries of South America.

Brazil has recently become a top destination for contract and fixed work.  The country’s economy has seen growth in the past few years and offers some of the world’s highest salaries.

Denmark’s services industry has surged over the last 50 years, making a relatively affordable country definitely appealing to UK contractors.

Brussels's status as the 'capital' of the EU means that there is a wealth of contract and project-based work available.

Belgium's close contact with the European community and fast transport links to the UK make it a popular destination despite relatively high tax and social security rates.

France has historically been very open to foreign contractors, and its large technology centres near Paris and in Sophia Antipolis provide numerous contract opportunities.

France has historically been very open to foreign contractors, and its large technology centres near Paris and in Sophia Antipolis provide numerous contract opportunities.

Europe's largest country, unsurprisingly, has a range of different attractions for the international contractor.

The IT industry is extremely active, offering many contract opportunities, while other sectors are also very present.

Within 6 weeks of your arrival in Ireland, it will be necessary to apply, with the relevant documentation, for a Personal Public Service (PPS) number at the local Social Welfare Office.

Although not traditionally regarded as a contractor destination, the implantation of technology giants such as Apple, Amazon and Microsoft in Ireland has opened up the market.

Italy is not a regular destination for contractors due to its relatively closed market on temporary labour. However there are still a number of companies within the IT, Telecoms and Oil and Gas industries that hire international contractors.

Italy is a great destination for European contractors due to its good travel links to the UK, its Mediterranean climate and the wealth of travel and tourism opportunities that it offers.

Upon arrival in Luxembourg, you must register at your local Administration Communale, taking all relevant documents with you.

Although often overlooked by contractors, Luxembourg's physical proximity and close ties with Belgium and the EU, as well as its prominent banking sector, make it a prime destination for contractors.

Norway as a contract destination is a challenge if not correctly set up from the outset. Correct registration and reporting are essential but if the rules are followed things move very smoothly.

Norway is a very popular country for European contractors, especially in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Spain is a very popular country for European contractors, especially in the Oil & Gas, IT and Comms as well as banking sectors.

Spain is a very popular destination for European contractors in both the IT and other sectors due to its relative proximity to the UK, its Mediterranean climate and the wealth of travel and tourism opportunities that it offers.

Although not immediately quoted as a contract destination, the wide variety of sectors using contract services in Sweden makes it an increasingly popular option.

Sweden is the third largest western country in Europe, half of which is covered by lakes and forests. About 85% of the population lives in the south, with just under 2 million in Stockholm alone.

Switzerland has historically been very open to foreign contractors due to its peaceful, prosperous and stable modern market economy.

Switzerland, due to its geographical situation in the centre of Europe, high salaries, safety and quality of life make it a popular destination for the international contractor.

While the official languages of the Netherlands are Dutch and the lesser-known Frisian, English is very widely spoken.

The Netherlands is currently one of the most popular and advantageous countries for European contractors in both the IT and other sectors. With generous allowances for skilled workers, it is a financially viable destination, while its proximity to the UK makes it easy to return home.

Revealed: the skinny on contracting in America as a Briton.

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